Bet­ter chance for AFL girls at Bel­mont club

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - WORKPLACE -

MORE girls who start their foot­ball ca­reer at Bel­mont Ju­nior Foot­ball Club will have the chance to pur­sue their AFL play­ing dreams.

As West Coast Ea­gles and Fre­man­tle Dock­ers re­cruit play­ers for the in­au­gu­ral Women’s Aus­tralian Foot­ball League next year, the lo­cal club has formed a bet­ter path­way for its fe­male play­ers.

Bel­mont JFC has joined forces with the Bel­mont Se­nior Foot­ball Club and Perth Angels Foot­ball Club to en­sure a struc­tured path ex­ists for both girls and boys who want to pur­sue fur­ther devel­op­ment in AFL.

Bel­mont AFL Aus­kick co-or­di­na­tor John Al­lan said the time was now to bring the clubs to­gether on a uni­fied jour­ney to­wards equal­ity, di­ver­sity and op­por­tu­nity for all chil­dren.

Bel­mont JFC has girls teams up to 17 years, while ad­vanced play­ers can join the Perth Angels, where they have the chance to im­press for AFL draft­ing.

Perth Angels pres­i­dent Kristy Geuer, AFL Aus­kick Bel­mont co­or­di­na­tor John Al­lan and Bel­mont Bombers FC League cap­tain Joel Cooper.

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